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AHFC Approves $625,000 Zero-Percent Loan to Increase Homeownership in Fairbanks

Anchorage, AZ - January 19, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Qualifying Alaskans will have greater access to homeownership through a $625,000 loan approved by the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation board of directors. The loan will allow Fairbanks Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. (FNHS) to continue its down-payment assistance loan program for under-served markets and provide assistance to borrowers who would not qualify for home ownership due to income limitations, down-payment requirements, loan-to-values, or other considerations

U.S. Green Building Council Welcomes New Board Directors

Washington, DC - January 19, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the newly elected officers and new directors to its 2011 Board of Directors. At elections that closed in December, USGBC’s membership elected the following individuals to serve as directors:

Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 19, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today released its Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending January 14, 2011. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 5.0 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the Index increased 6.4 percent compared with the previous week

December Home Sales Rising, Prices Stabilizing

Denver, CO - January 19, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Defying the seasonal trend, December home sales rose by 13.2% from November in a survey of 54 metropolitan areas. Home sales dropped 5.0% from December 2009, but this is the lowest year-over-year drop the survey has seen in five months.

IDX solution matches the dedication of real estate broker Grant Pearman to serving his...

EUGENE, OR - January 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX Broker software is now enabled on the website of Grant Pearman, thanks to his partnership with IDX, Inc. the innovative IDX solution can easily be displayed and utilized on his professional website. With the additional Colorado Real Estate Network (CREN) MLS listings, thousands of properties are automatically synced to the website Pearman hosts, giving his clients and other western Colorado home seekers the unique ability to experience a comprehensive property search online. Never before has such an easy-to-use real estate solution been so widely accessible and available to potential buyers, as now thanks to Pearman and his IDX solution

Merkley Unveils Plan to Help Get Economy Back on Track: Boost the Housing Market...

Portland, OR - January 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley today visited the North Portland home of a family who is struggling to keep their home and unveiled his plan to address the ongoing foreclosure crisis and boost the nation’s troubled housing market. A range of economists have concluded that repairing the housing market is critical to adding jobs and accelerating the slow recovery.

2011 Marks Move from Fragile Recovery to Firmer Expansion According to Fannie Mae’s Economics...

WASHINGTON, DC - January 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Thanks to strengthening in consumer spending and growing policy clarity at the end of 2010, the economy is finally poised to accelerate and sustain above-par, less volatile growth, according to the January 2011 Economic Outlook released today by Fannie Mae's (FNMA/OTC) Economics & Mortgage Market Analysis Group. The economy is expected to grow by 3.6 percent in 2011, compared to an estimated 2.8 percent in 2010. The group expects some increase in housing activity during 2011, however, a growth-oriented view of housing is not expected until 2012.

Freddie Mac Releases 27th Annual ARM Survey Results

McLean, VA - January 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) today released the results of its 27th Annual Adjustable-Rate Mortgage (ARM) Survey of prime loan offerings, which was conducted January 3 to January 5 of this year

FHFA Announces Joint Initiative to Consider Alternatives for a New Mortgage Servicing Compensation Structure

Washington, DC - January 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to work on a joint initiative, in coordination with FHFA and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to consider alternatives for future mortgage servicing structures and servicing compensation for their single-family mortgage loans.

Builder Confidence Remains Unchanged In January

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 18, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes held unchanged at a relatively low level of 16 for a third consecutive month in January, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), released today."As we emerge from the traditionally slow holiday season, builders continue to look for signs of improvement in the economy, home buyer demand and builder and consumer credit conditions," said 2011 NAHB Chairman Bob Nielsen, a home builder from Reno, Nev. "Unfortunately, a severe lack of construction financing, and widespread difficulties in obtaining accurate appraisal values, continue to limit builders' ability to prepare for anticipated improvements in buyer demand in 2011."

Builders Challenge Participants Paving the Way to More Affordable Energy Efficiency

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Three National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) members, home builders and remodelers who are certifying their projects to the federal Department of Energy’s Builders Challenge program say that affordability, not cutting-edge technology, is key to their ability to seal the deal with home buyers.The builders spoke at press conference during the NAHB International Builders’ Show, which observed its fourth annual Green Day on Jan. 13.

2011 New American Home Combines Elegance with Green Innovation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The 2011 edition of The New American Home (TNAH) features leading-edge green building technology woven seamlessly into the elegant architecture of the well-crafted house. The home has achieved “Emerald” status under the National Green Building Standard certification program.Featuring American Empire design with Greek Revival elements, the home combines an inviting layout with graceful style, eccentric interiors and easy classicism. Built in a quiet Orlando neighborhood, it offers lake views with the Orlando skyline beyond.

Housing Moving to Higher Ground in 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Housing will see gradual improvements in activity this year as the nation’s economy and job market continue to move to higher ground, establishing momentum that will produce more considerable gains in 2012, according to economists who appeared at the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando on Jan.

Best and Worst Annual Housing Markets Announced

Destin, FL - January 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The best and worst housing market forecasts for 2011 have been issued by Housing Predictor, which selects the 25 best and 25 worst markets annually. Markets selected have the highest probability of reaching their forecasts, and are updated over the entire year as housing market conditions change

RE/MAX SPONSORS CONCERT SERIES TO BENEFIT CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS

Denver, CO - January 17, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- RE/MAX, LLC will be sponsoring an 18-city concert tour to benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, an organization that RE/MAX and its agents worldwide have raised more than $100 million to support since 1992. The concert features 9-year-old child prodigy, musician, composer and actor Ethan Bortnick who is rapidly becoming an international sensation.

USAA Real Estate Company and Gables Residential Enter Large National Development and Acquisition Venture

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- On January 12th, an affiliate of USAA Real Estate Company executed a Joint Venture Agreement with Gables Residential to develop Class-A multi-family properties at select urban infill sites as well as purchase an interest in several of Gables’ best-in-class stabilized properties. The development and acquisitions amount to over $400 million of Class-A multi-family assets

CB RICHARD ELLIS APPOINTS MICHAEL CAFFEY SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR, DALLAS/FORT WORTH

Dallas, TX - January 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (CBRE) has appointed Michael Caffey as Senior Managing Director and Dallas/Fort Worth market leader. In that role Mr. Caffey will be responsible for overseeing all business lines for CB Richard Ellis in the North Texas market area as well as the Company’s Oklahoma affiliate operations. Mr. Caffey is currently a Managing Director in CBRE’s Dallas office. He succeeds Mark Fewin, who was named last November as Global Leader for Project Management Services

Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Mostly Lower

NEW YORK, N.Y. - January 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Mortgage rates were mostly lower this week, except for the benchmark conforming 30-year fixed mortgage rate, which held at 4.94 percent according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. The average 30-year fixed mortgage has an average of 0.38 discount and origination points.

Green Homes Will Grow As They Are More Affordable, Panelists Say

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Green-built homes will take an increasingly large percentage of the market in direct proportion to their price – because home buyers’ prime motivation today is cost effectiveness, according to representatives from four suppliers and product manufactures who spoke today at the National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla.“The key is value for every stakeholder in the process,” from the manufacturer to the builder and the home buyer, said Richard Davenport, director of sustainable construction for BASF.

Multifamily Rentals: NAHB Sees Rising Demand, Insufficient Supply

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- New job creation amid a slowly recovering economy is creating increased demand by new renters seeking to move into apartments. However, the lack of credit needed to finance the development of apartments is already causing rents to increase and is likely to lead to a shortage of available apartments in the next few years.“Although we are forecasting construction of 133,000 new multifamily residences in 2011,” said the National Association of Home Builders’ chief economist, David Crowe, “that is far short of the 250,000 to 300,000 units that would be required to keep supply and demand in balance

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McCormick Construction

Appraisal Institute Opens Valuation Profession’s Premier Event

National
More than 525 real estate professionals from around the world today attended the opening session of the valuation profession’s most important annual event, hosted by the Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers.
Shops to Sprouts HB

Hanley Investment Group Completes Sale of Multi-Tenant Shop Building Shadow-anchored by Sprouts in Orange...

National
Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm arranged the sale of a multi-tenant shop building shadow-anchored by Sprouts Farmers Market
AGC

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 42 STATES FROM JUNE 2018 TO JUNE 2019, WHILE 30...

National
California and West Virginia Have Biggest Number and Percent of Annual Job Gains, While Louisiana Lags; California and Wyoming Experience Largest One-Month Gains as Nevada Has Worst Declines
ABC National

Construction Contractors Remain Confident as Summer Begins, Says ABC

National
Construction industry leaders remained upbeat regarding nonresidential construction’s near-term prospects in May 2019, according to the Construction Confidence Index released today by Associated Builders and Contractors.
AARP

AARP Funds Nearly $1.6 Million in Community Projects Nationwide

National
AARP announced the largest group of AARP Community Challenge grantees to date. AARP will distribute nearly $1.6 million among 159 grant winners developing “quick-action” projects across all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Mercy Housing

3rd Street Apartments saved from market-rate rent amid a historic shortage of affordable homes...

National
Housing Innovation Partners (HIP) got an essential loan from Enterprise Community Loan Fund (ECLF) and Mercy Loan Fund (MLF) to acquire and preserve 22 homes for low-income families in need.
NAIOP

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Named NAIOP 2019 Developer of the Year

National
NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, has selected Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE) as the 2019 Developer of the Year – the association’s highest honor

6 Essential Tips for Building a Custom Home

National
While the average cost of building a new home is higher than buying an existing one, there are a lot of benefits. If you follow smart tips for building a custom home, your new home can be more energy-efficient, space-efficient, and properly arranged for your family's needs.

Home Buying Process: What it Looks Like from Start to Finish

National
62% of Americans own their own home.Stable costs, greater equity, and privacy are only a few of the benefits of owning your own home.If you are embarking on the exciting journey of homeownership, get ready for an exciting ride. From open houses to key exchanges, here is what to expect during the home buying process.

Wyden, Neal Condemn Trump Nursing Home Rule

National
Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., today issued a joint statement after the announcement of a final rule by the Trump
Mayor Muriel Bowser

Mayor Bowser to Celebrate Construction Milestone at Ward 7’s Skyland Town Center

National
On Thursday, July 18, Mayor Muriel Bowser will celebrate the topping out of Skyland Town Center, signifying that Phase 1 of the 18-acre, mixed-use community has reached its final construction height. Following the program
Mercy Housing

43rd Street Apartments saved from market-rate rent amid a historic shortage of affordable homes...

National
Housing Innovation Partners (HIP) got an essential loan from Enterprise Community Loan Fund (ECLF) and Mercy Loan Fund (MLF) to acquire and preserve 22 homes for low-income families in need.
USDA

USDA Has More Than $400 Million Still Available for Renewable Energy System and Energy...

National
Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today encouraged farmers, rural small businesses and agricultural producers to apply for financing in a key U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
EPA

EPA Proposes Cleanup for Groundwater Contamination at Superfund Site in San German, Puerto Rico

National
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a cleanup plan to address contaminated groundwater located in the surrounding areas of the Retiro Industrial Park
NAR

Second Century Ventures Selects Inaugural Commercial Accelerator Class

National
Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors®, announced its first REACH Commercial Class today. REACH is a growth technology accelerator program helping launch companies into the real estate
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Alameda Point Partners Announces Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Public Art Locations within Alameda...

National
Alameda Point Partners (APP) is inviting artists to submit qualifications to create public artwork to be incorporated at two locations within Alameda Point’s Site A development project in Alameda
NAHB

Builder Confidence Holds Firm in July

National
Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose one point to 65 in July, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today.
NAHB

Single-Family Starts Increase in June

National
Single-family gains helped offset a drop in multifamily production as total housing starts edged 0.9 percent lower in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.25 million units, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department

Schumer, Wyden, Menendez, Senate Democrats Unveil New Legislation To Restore Homeowners’ Ability To Work...

National
After IRS Blocked Homeowners’ Ability To Work Around Harmful GOP Tax Law Caps On SALT Deduction, Senate Dems Introduce Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution Of Disapproval To Nullify The IRS’s Rule
NAR

Realtor® Survey Shows Decline in Foreign Investment in U.S. Residential Real Estate

National
A decline in global growth and low housing inventory contributed to a drop in foreign investment in U.S. residential real estate over the past year

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NYU Furman Center

NYU Furman Center and Abt Associates Announce Inaugural Cities Selected for Local Housing Solutions

New York
The NYU Furman Center and Abt Associates announced today the cities of Atlanta, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and San Antonio as the first cohort selected to participate in the inaugural Local Housing Solutions Institute
NHC

Wells Fargo and a FHLBank of New York leader join NHC’s Board of Governors

New York
The National Housing Conference (NHC), the nation’s oldest, affordable housing coalition, announced that, Kimani Little of Federal Home Loan Bank of New York and Connie Wright of Wells Fargo has joined NHC’s Board of Governors
NAR

Existing-Home Sales Ascend 2.5% in May

National
Existing-home sales rebounded in May, recording an increase in sales for the first time in two months, according to the National Association of Realtors®.

Woman Arrested for Defrauding Homeless Individuals and a Nonprofit Serving the Homeless

California
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — (RealEstateRama) — Sherwana Lynn Marcus, also known as Sherwana Granderson and Sherwana Santana, 47, was arrested today on a 36-count federal...

CSD Awards $4.4 Million for California’s First Low-Income Community Solar Projects

California
The California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) today announced final awards totaling $4.4 million to GRID Alternatives for two Community Solar Pilot projects in Contra Costa and Riverside Counties.
NLCHP

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Adopts New Guiding Principles and Practices for Unsheltered...

California
On February 28, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) adopted new policy that calls for decriminalizing life-sustaining survival actions of the more than 40,000 Los Angelenos who are experiencing unsheltered homelessness
EPA

Three Communities in Mississippi to Receive Brownfield Grants to Address Contaminated Properties

Mississippi
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) selected 149 communities across the country including three in Mississippi to receive funding for brownfield site revitalization to help local governments redevelop vacant and unused properties
FEMA

Port Aransas ready for return of summer tourism

Texas
Texas SandFest drew a record 35,000 people April 26-28, encouraging business owners that Port Aransas is on its way to recovery. With nearly all the city’s retailers and restaurants re-opened, residents are beginning to feel like things are getting back to normal.
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My Florida Regional MLS Becomes Stellar MLS

My Florida Regional MLS, the nation’s third-largest Multiple Listing Service, officially becomes Stellar MLS today and will also debut its new site, StellarMLS.com. Introducing a “curated customer journey” for each of its nearly 60,000

$50 MILLION FOR WHITEHOUSE’S COASTAL RESILIENCY FUND INCLUDED IN DISASTER RELIEF BILL

Rhode Island
U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse today announced that the disaster relief bill passed by the Senate yesterday evening includes $50 million for the National Coastal Resilience Fund to restore and strengthen the natural infrastructure that protects coastal communities while safeguarding wildlife habitats.

San Francisco 49ers Partners with Operation HOPE to Empower Bay Area Communities with Financial...

California
Operation HOPE and the San Francisco 49ers announced today a partnership to bring credit and money management coaching and education to underserved Bay Area communities at no cost to participants. The 49ers is the first team to offer the HOPE Inside program as part of the National Football
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How to Get Your Apartment Security Deposit Back

Texas
If your a renter, then you surely are aware that almost all apartments will require a security deposit when you move in your new rental. This is not to be used as an administration fee,  or to pay your rent. In fact, if you follow the terms of your apartment
SEIA

Solar Industry Urges Gov. Abbott to Extend Tax Abatement Program

Texas
The solar industry voiced support for the Texas House of Representatives for passing a 10-year extension of Chapter 312, a section of tax code that enables property tax abatements for companies bringing new investment and jobs to Texas. The legislature sent this tax abatement extension that includes renewable energy provisions to Governor Abbott for signature
DOI

Secretary Bernhardt Announces $106.8 Million for Recreation, Wildfire, Other Public Lands Projects in Nevada...

California
U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced the commitment of more than $106.8 million to support 47 public lands projects throughout Nevada and the California side of the Lake Tahoe Basin. These projects, which encompass a broad range of recreation improvements, wildlife habitat conservation
FEMA

FEMA Awards More Than $1.2M in Public Assistance Grants

Florida
FEMA has approved $1,259,146 to the State of Florida to assist 14 eligible applicants with reimbursement for eligible costs of debris removal, emergency protective measures, temporary facilities and permanent repairs for Hurricane Michael under FEMA’s Public Assistance Program.
FEMA

Storm Drain Project To Protect Homes From Flooding

Arizona
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) granted $1.6 million to the City of Phoenix for storm drain improvements to increase flood protection for 29 area homes. The Palm Lane Storm Drain Project, north of Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport
Monaghan Communications

Hanley Investment Group Arranges Sale of Two-Tenant Starbucks and QDOBA Retail Property in Sioux...

Iowa
Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm arranged the sale of a two-tenant retail building occupied by a Starbucks with a drive-thru and QDOBA Mexican Eats at 2301-2303 Hamilton Boulevard in Sioux City, Iowa.
SEC

SEC Seeks Emergency Relief to Halt Prominent New York Developer’s Ponzi-Like Real Estate Investment...

New York
The Securities and Exchange Commission filed an emergency action charging Robert C. Morgan, a New York residential and commercial real estate developer, and two of his entities, Morgan Mezzanine Fund Manager LLC and Morgan Acquisitions, LLC, with fraud for siphoning and misusing investor funds. In its action
EPA

Florida to Receive $419,000 from EPA for Beach Water Quality Monitoring

Florida
As the nation heads into the summer beach season, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun awarding up to $9.24 million across 39 states, territories and tribes to develop and implement beach monitoring and notification programs. Upon meeting the eligibility requirements, Florida will receive $419,000.
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

HUD ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT RESOLVING DISCRIMINATION ALLEGATIONS INVOLVING CALIFORNIA PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY

California
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced a fair housing agreement between a San Diego-area property management company and a family with a child who has a respiratory disability.

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NAHB

New Home Sales Decline in May

National
Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 7.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 626,000 units in May, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau.
DOI

$17+ Million in Grants Will Help States, Local Communities Keep Waters Clean, Economies Thriving

National
Water-loving outdoor recreationists and local communities in 27 states will have additional resources to help boaters keep America’s waters clean, thanks to more than $17 million in Clean Vessel Act program grants from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
FEMA

Port Aransas ready for return of summer tourism

Texas
Texas SandFest drew a record 35,000 people April 26-28, encouraging business owners that Port Aransas is on its way to recovery. With nearly all the city’s retailers and restaurants re-opened, residents are beginning to feel like things are getting back to normal.
OJO Labs - Eight Major Awards

OJO Labs: Five Months, Eight Major Awards

National
OJO Labs, a leading-edge technology company on a mission to empower consumer decision-making through its conversational AI assistant, OJO, won the highly coveted 2019 A-List Award among mid-sized companies from the Austin Chamber of Commerce in partnership with SXSW
Property on Airbnb

Should I Rent Out my Property on Airbnb?

National
Listing property on Airbnb has become a popular way to make extra money, meet new people, and provide some freedom, but there are a few key things to think about when you are considering listing your property. It is key to know what you’re getting yourself into.
Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation Launches $5.5 Million Opportunity Zone Community Capacity Building Initiative for Select...

National
The Rockefeller Foundation today announced an initiative to help U.S. cities attract responsible private investment in economically-distressed communities through Opportunity Zones created in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This effort will help ensure new investment delivers sustainable benefits for more than 30 million low-income Americans living in Opportunity Zones
PaulineWeaver

Eden Housing and City of Fremont Celebrate Grand Opening of KTGY-Designed Affordable Senior Housing...

National
Pauline Weaver Senior Apartments is located in the Warms Springs area of Alameda County and features 90 apartment homes for very low and extremely low-income seniors, near I-880 freeway, BART, shopping, services and other amenities.
VA

VA’s Home Loan Guaranty program notifies Veterans of potential loan fee waivers

National
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced May 13 that Veterans who qualify for a VA Home Loan funding fee waiver are now being notified in their home loan eligibility certificate and disability compensation award letter.
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A Stellar Idea: My Florida Regional MLS Reimagines the Multiple Listing Service

The nation's third-largest Multiple Listing Service, My Florida Regional MLS, will become Stellar MLS on June 4, 2019, in a move that totally reimagines the MLS. Currently serving 58,000 customers
HUD - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HOME BUILDERS TO CO-HOST HUD INNOVATIVE HOUSING SHOWCASE

National
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) will co-host the Department's inaugural "Innovative Housing Showcase." The Innovative Housing Showcase will be held on the National Mall June 1-5, 2019

Department of the Interior: Yakima Water Plan Is a “Model” and “Holistic”

Yesterday, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, asked the Department of the Interior about its commitment to the Yakima River Basin during a hearing on the president’s FY 2017 budget request. Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael Connor agreed with Sen. Cantwell that the Yakima River Basin plan “is a model for the rest of the nation in water management.”

Energy Costs to Cook Thanksgiving Meal Up to 25% Lower in 2015

“Consumers Energy is thankful to be a part of holiday celebrations across the state as warm Thanksgiving memories are being made, and we are committed to providing many more generations of Michigan families with reliable, affordable energy in all seasons,” said Garrick Rochow, Consumers Energy’s vice president and chief customer officer

Agencies Issue Final Rule to Exempt Subset of Higher-Priced Mortgage Loans from Appraisal Requirements

WASHINGTON, D.C. - December 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Six federal financial regulatory agencies today issued a final rule that creates exemptions from certain appraisal requirements for a subset of higher-priced mortgage loans. The exemptions are intended to save borrowers time and money while still ensuring that the loans are financially sound

Department Enters into Consent Order with Equity Loans, LLC and its owners Eduardo Gutierrez...

Atlanta, Georgia - November 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance (“Department”) entered into a Consent Order with Equity Loans, LLC, License Number 23300, located at 1150 Hammond Dr., Building E, Suite 650, Atlanta, Georgia 30328, to resolve allegations pertaining to violations of the Georgia Residential Mortgage Act

Business Real Estate Press Releases

Shops to Sprouts HB

Hanley Investment Group Completes Sale of Multi-Tenant Shop Building Shadow-anchored by...

Hanley Investment Group Real Estate Advisors, a nationally recognized real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in retail property sales, announced today that the firm arranged the sale of a multi-tenant shop building shadow-anchored by Sprouts Farmers Market

Recent Gov & Nonprofit Real Estate Press Releases

McCormick Construction

Appraisal Institute Opens Valuation Profession’s Premier Event

More than 525 real estate professionals from around the world today attended the opening session of the valuation profession’s most important annual event, hosted by the Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers.